GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits continue their current three-game weekend series with the Florida Everblades tonight at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Rabbits snapped a seven-game losing streak in head-to-head contests versus the Everblades last night in their 5-3 victory.
Greenville Swamp Rabbits (16-10-7-2) vs. Florida Everblades (25-9-0-2)
March 20, 2021 | 7:05 PM | Game #35 | Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Referees: Kyle Lekun (32)
Linesmen: Shane Gustafson (87), Ben Shiley (92)
Broadcast Information: (Pre-game 6:45 p.m.)
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Voice of the Swamp Rabbits, Matt Trust and Matt Caldwell on the call
LAST TIME OUT:
Backed by three goals in the opening 20 minutes, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits used their fast start to speed past the Florida Everblades, 5-3, last night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Liam Pecararo opened the scoring with his sixth goal of the campaign, followed by Joey Haddad’s ninth only nine seconds later at 7:57. Anthony Rinaldi provided the Swamp Rabbits a 3-0 cushion at 17:33 after executing a perfect low-deflection near the net front. Joe Pendenza and John McCarron both scored for Florida to pull within 3-2 in the second, but David Broll’s first goal as a Rabbit 30 seconds into the third frame stood as the eventual game-winner. Garrett Thompson added an empty net goal at 18:01 to provide the dagger and help his club to a 5-3 victory.
POSITIVE TRENDS AND STREAKS:
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits enter with points in five consecutive games (3-0-2-0) dating back to March 7 at Rapid City. The Rabbits are also victorious in three consecutive home games at The Well, tying a single-season high set from January 31-February 11. After last night’s strong start, Greenville is now 12-0-3-0 when scoring the game’s first goal. Additionally, the Rabbits are 8-0-1-0 when leading after 20 minutes and 10-0-1-0 when leading after 40 minutes. Through seven games thus far in March, Greenville has points in six contests (4-1-2-0). Weekday games continue to be a strong suit for the Bits, as in games Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Greenville has posted a combined 10-3-4-2 record.
AN EFFECTIVE KILL:
Consistent with Greenville’s current five-game point streak, the Swamp Rabbits have not allowed a power play goal in each of their last five. Dating back to March 7 at Rapid City, the Bits are a combined 16-for-16 on the kill. The five-game streak without yielding a goal while a man down is the longest this season by Rabbit penalty killers. Entering tonight, Greenville is 12th in the ECHL on the penalty kill with an 80.5% success rate.
BROLL THE HIGHLIGHTS:
Last night, David Broll scored his first in a Greenville uniform only 30 seconds into the final frame. Broll’s insurance marker to provide his club a 4-2 advantage stood as the eventual game-winner. Prior to last night, Broll’s previous game-winner in the ECHL came over two years ago on March 9, 2019 against Greenville. In 30 games this season, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound force has compiled 12 points (three goals, nine assists). The Mississauga, Ontario native debuted with the Rabbits one week ago after being acquired in a deal with the Indy Fuel.
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Acquired by Spire Sports + Entertainment (SS+E) in 2020, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team have been providing family friendly, live entertainment at Bon Secours Wellness Arena since 2010. Formerly the Greenville Road Warriors, the Swamp Rabbits are the highest level professional minor league franchise in South Carolina. The Swamp Rabbits are proud affiliates of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Greenville is a member of the ECHL, Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League. Since the conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL Season, 678 former ECHL players have debuted in the NHL. Nine former Greenville Road Warriors/Swamp Rabbits have later made their NHL debut